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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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ACLU letter to Obama administration: America ‘tired of living in a nation governed by fear’

Under President Obama, the United States is “a nation governed by fear,” the American Civil Liberties Union says in an open letter that sounds like one addressed to former President Bush. “[W]e say as Americans More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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Neoconservative writer, Max Boot, says ‘the Guardian and Washington Post are compromising our national security’

Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Commentary columnist, Max Boot said in a LA Times column, “Stay calm and let the NSA carry on”, Boot suggests the “current kerfuffle” More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Ron Paul warned against the surveillance state we are living in now 12 years ago

A few, very few people that walked the halls of Congress were as “forward-thinking” as former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who argued against the dangers of the Patriot Act in 2001. In today’s Texas More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Keith Ellison, Minnesota Dem: Congress knows ‘almost nothing’ about Prism, NSA, and spy program

Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison discussed the NSA program, responding to comments made by the President during his appearance Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Obama has pointed out that Congress More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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James Clapper, US Intelligence head, points to ‘rush to publish’ on spy program, details sone PRISM and FISA rules

America’s top intelligence official is declassifying some details about the surveillance program in response to the backlash against the US government is monitoring internet and phone activity grows. photo More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Ron Paul condemns reports of NSA secret seizure of Verizon phone records

Former Texas Congressman and Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul was sharply critical of reports of the National Security Agency’s seizure and surveillance of Americans’ Verizon phone records in a statement More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Lindsey Graham hates the Bill of Rights

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) seems to prove time and again how much he despises most of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Graham, a University of South Carolina More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll by less than one percent: what are some differences between Bachmann and Paul

After all the events, media predictions and other hoopla over today’s Iowa Straw Poll, Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann went home the winner with 28.5% of the votes. Texas Congressman Ron Paul garnered More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 27th, 2011
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Obama extends Patriot Act provisions

Didn’t President Barack Obama campaign against the Patriot Act just a couple short years ago as candidate Senator Barack Obama? Even as Illinois State Senator Obama in 2003 he specifically said he would repeal More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 28th, 2010
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Joe Scarborough echoes my political transformation

I enjoyed Joe Scarborough’s books and respect his comments, especially his voice on MSNBC, but I never thought I’d find or hear my story through a former member of Congress. While wandering around Target More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
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Rand Paul, Rachel Maddow and the issue of not being “mainstream”

Well, Rachel Maddow drew first blood earlier this week on her show as she grilled Republican candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky on his views of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and whether he’d repeal it. Actually its More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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President Obama and his inconsistencies with the Patriot Act

Yes it’s been a couple of weeks since the 1 year extension of the Patriot Act occurred in which the Congress overwhelmingly voted in favor of it and Mr. Obama signed off on it. Didn’t know this happened? You More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 28th, 2010
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Majority of Americans think government is a threat to rights

CNN released the results of a poll in which 56 percent of Americans believe that the ever expanding federal government is an immediate threat to the rights of ordinary citizens. Well what I say to that is those More...


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